Miramax Films | Release Date: March 26, 2004
6.8
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Generally favorable reviews based on 41 Ratings
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JanetteF.Sep 29, 2007
A movie with a heart.
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TarasE.Jun 30, 2008
Simply great.
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ChadH.Mar 28, 2004
This is a movie that I, as a Kevin Smith fan, was able to take my wife to see. We both cried at times and I did not feel the sentiment to be coerced. I wonder if some of the reviewers have spouses and children, because this movie stands to This is a movie that I, as a Kevin Smith fan, was able to take my wife to see. We both cried at times and I did not feel the sentiment to be coerced. I wonder if some of the reviewers have spouses and children, because this movie stands to make you ask yourselves difficult, but (sadly) real questions about the hearts longevity outlasting that of your loved ones' bodies. Fine acting all around. Very emotional and sometimes funny, much like life. Expand
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AlexN.Jan 3, 2006
I would start off by saying that while I have seen a large portion of Smith's body of work, I am in no way a "fan" of any of his prior View Askew films. I find his self-referential and often scatological humor to be trite, obscene, and I would start off by saying that while I have seen a large portion of Smith's body of work, I am in no way a "fan" of any of his prior View Askew films. I find his self-referential and often scatological humor to be trite, obscene, and pointless. That said, he has skill in working actors to give performances in tune to the environment of the work. This piece may not be similar to Smith's earlier, less family-oriented work, but it is important to remember that Spielberg made both "Amistad" AND "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial." A director has no responsibility to his earlier work, and Smith's "Jersey Girl" stands alone just fine as a dramatic piece about family, love, life, losses, and how adults cope with the world around them. This is not, as so many people claim, a family film, but rather a film about family. It is intended for adult audiences - adult in both senses of the word - people who search only for Smith's juvenile humor will be sorely disappointed with this film. This is a film for parents, for mature viewers looking for an easy watch, for people who want a film that has something to say, but also remembers its primary role as entertainment. Sure, it isn't Doctor Zhivago, but at least it isn't Mallrats. It is moving, thoughtful, entertaining, and even if it is a little too sweet, that's better than the alternative. Worth the rental for you and your girlfriend, wife, partner, etc. Expand
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MitchA.Dec 3, 2007
This film may be soppy and extremely sentimental, but do they always have to be bad points. Not the usual Kevin Smith film, but for what it lacks in dick jokes and snootchie bootchies it makes up for in heart.Very funny!!
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